# How to set PWD (present working directory) for a Job?

 Document ID : KB000015340 Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018 Show Technical Document Details
 Question: How to set PWD (present working directory) for a Job?When the batch file environment failed the 'PWD' will default to agent installation directory. This could lead to errors as follows.Example: cd D:\CA\CA.RRS\RRS_DailyTrade\Logs copy *.log D:\CA\CA.RRS\RRS_DailyTrade\Logs\archive copy *.txt D:\CA\CA.RRS\RRS_DailyTrade\Logs\archive del *.log,*.txt  All text files in agent directory will be deleted  Environment: Workload Automation AE 11.3.5/11.3.6 Answer: We can achieve this by two methods At the Agent levelThe agentparm.txt has the following parameter oscomponent.initialworkingdirectory Specifies the default initial working directory for all scripts. Options are as follows: SCRIPT Sets the path to where the script resides. USER Sets the path to the home directory of the owner of the script. USER_CONT_NOT_AVAIL Specifies that the script should run even if a home directory for the user is not defined. path Specifies the path to the directory in which the script should run.  At the Job levelThe envvars attribute specifies environment variables to define the local environment where the script, command, or batch file runs. You can modify existing environment variables or create your own.envvars: PWD=/usr/scripts/dailyrun